an overview of generalised Kac-Moody algebras on compact real mainfolds



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Campoamor-Stursberg, Rutwig and Montigny, Marc de and Traubenberg, Michel Rausch de (2022) an overview of generalised Kac-Moody algebras on compact real mainfolds. Journal of geometry and physics, 180 . ISSN 0393-0440

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A generalised notion of Kac-Moody algebra is defined using smooth maps from a compact real manifold to a finite-dimensional Lie group, by means of complete orthonormal bases for a Hermitian inner product on the manifold and a Fourier expansion. The Peter–Weyl theorem for the case of manifolds related to compact Lie groups and coset spaces is discussed, and appropriate Hilbert bases for the space of square-integrable functions are constructed. It is shown that such bases are characterised by the representation theory of the compact Lie group, from which a complete set of labelling operator is obtained. The existence of central extensions of generalised Kac-Moody algebras is analysed using a duality property of Hermitian operators on the manifold, and the corresponding root systems are constructed. Several applications of physically relevant compact groups and coset spaces are discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Centrally extended infinite dimensional Lie algebras; Peter-Weyl theorem and the labelling problem; Fourier expansion on compact manifolds and coset spaces
Subjects:Sciences > Mathematics > Algebra
ID Code:74772
Deposited On:27 Sep 2022 07:58
Last Modified:27 Sep 2022 08:33

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